, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 713–719 | Cite as

Study of Broadband Tunable Properties of Surface Plasmon Resonances of Noble Metal Nanoparticles Using Mie Scattering Theory: Plasmonic Perovskite Interaction

  • Nilesh Kumar Pathak
  • R. P. Sharma


We suggest semi-analytical approach to study the optical properties of noble metal nanoparticles and their interaction to the perovskite material (methyl ammonia lead halide: CH3NH3PbI3). Metal nanoparticles embedded in perovskite matrix exhibits broadband surface plasmon resonances, and the tunability of these plasmonic resonances is highly sensitive to particle size. The calculation of optical cross section have been done using Mie scattering theory which is applicable to arbitrary size and spherical-shape metal nanoparticles. We have taken five different radii ranging from 15 to 100 nm to understand the plasmonic resonances and its spectral width in the wavelength range 300 to 800 nm. Out of these noble metal nanoparticles, silver have highest scattering efficiency nearly of the order of 18 for the case of 15 nm radii at resonance wavelength 613 nm. Our finding reveals a new concept to understand the applications of plasmonic resonances in order to enhance the photon absorption inside the thin film of perovskite.


Mie scattering Surface plasmon resonance Noble metal nanoparticle Plasmonic perovskite interaction 



This research is financially supported by MNRE India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Energy StudiesIndian Institute of TechnologyDelhiIndia

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